The information below should not be interpreted as an extension of the rules. The official rules in the current Rules Manual take precedence. This event is generously supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Educators - find out how to become a Science Ambassador.
- Division B teams competing in the Disease Detectives event at the 2019 National Tournament are encouraged to review calculating odds ratios for matched case-control studies. Information on how to do this may be found in the EpiInfo User Guide section on StatCalc: Statistical Calculators 10. Matched Pair Case-Control. The computation is actually less complex than that for the unmatched odds ratio.
- Disease Detectives CD
- Biology & Earth Science CD (containing DD info)
- Science Olympiad Digital Test Packets (PDF Downloads)
- CDC Science Olympiad page
- 2019 Overview
- 2019 Sample Test - NEW!
- 2019 Handouts
- 2019 Power Point - NEW!
- 2019 Internet Resources
- Event Supervisor Tips - SO Website Section - A Must-Read before running the event!
- Food-Borne Illness Chart from the FDA
Links from the CDC
- CDC Principles of Public Health Online Textbook
- World Health Organization 2nd Edition Online Textbook - Basic Epidemiology
- CDC Solve the Outbreak (iPad only) App - FREE!
- CDC Website on Environmental Health
- Disease Detectives Event Info
- Teacher Resource Center
- Morbidity and Mortality Weekly
- NCEH Kids Page - Virus Encounters
- Science Ambassador Program - Lesson Plans and more
General Disease Detectives Links
- Principles of Epidemiology (CDC Online introduction to epidemiology textbook)
- Epiville (Outbreak Simulation Columbia University)
- Montclair State University - Middle School Epidemiology Curriculum
- John Snow - UCLA site
- University of Pittsburgh Epidemiology Super course Website
- Population Growth Concerns
- Ecology of Increasing Disease
- Outbreak at Watershed (Online Game)
- Science Mystery (Online Game)